Artist uses homeless people as ‘real-life Pokémon'

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A Danish artist has been accused of “avant garde sensationalism” after turning homeless people in London into “real-life Pokémon.”

Kristian von Hornsleth has paid ten homeless people to have their photographs taken and agree to be tracked via an exclusive app. Each person has been fitted with a tracking device so people can follow their movements.

Hornsleth says it “fuses homelessness, privacy invasion, inequality and reality TV, with present day cultural decadence and interactive conceptual art.”

It’s certainly sparked a conversation, but local charities fear that the artwork will draw more attention to the artist than to the actual issue of homelessness.

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